Winter Leagues - Background

This provides the main competitive focal point of the Wiltshire SRA regarding inter-Club squash. The League has run to roughly the same format for many years and, though it has shrunk down over recent years to a present level of about 32 teams, the situation has apparently stabilised. Indeed it is envisaged and hoped that even more Clubs and teams can be encouraged to participate in the coming seasons.

The competitive season runs from early October to mid-March and (from 2002) is split into two halves with promotion and relegation issues decided at Xmas and after March. The League is split into Divisions of either 5 or 6 teams with each team playing against each other on a home and away basis. The top two teams are promoted and the bottom two teams are relegated providing a healthy and regular changeover.

Clubs and teams across the length and breadth of the County participate, involving teams from Leisure Centres, Squash Clubs, Military establishments, local companies, etc. Apart from providing a well-matched environment for competitive squash, all matches are also highly sociable occasions in that the squash is always followed by a meal and drinks, with the home team acting as hosts.

All standards are catered for, from the top County-level superstars in Division 1 down to the other end of the spectrum. Get in touch with the web-site co-ordinator for more details if

  1. you think you can get together 5 players on a regular basis,
  2. you have somewhere to play,
  3. you can find somewhere nearby for post-match food/drinks,
  4. you enjoy a good sporting night out, and
  5. you can dish out (and also take) some stick after the match.